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Housing need and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)


The Communities and Local Government Committee examines proposed changes to the way the need for new homes is calculated for each local authority in a one-off evidence session with the Housing Minister.

The Government's 'Planning for the right homes in the right places' consultation is aimed at finding a new standardised methodology for assessing housing need on a council-by-council basis, replacing inconsistent methods used across different authorities at present.

The consultation also announced the Government's intention to produce a revised National Planning Policy Framework in early 2018, and the Committee seeks to question the Minister on his plans for that revision as well as a range of wider housing policy issues, such as the Government's proposed reforms to the private rented sector and intergenerational housing issues.

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  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA